Court Commence Hearing On HND/B.Sc Dichotomy Today

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The National Industrial Court in Abuja will today commence hearing in the suit filed by holders of Higher National Diploma in Public Service challenging their discrimination in career progression in public service.

Justice Babatunde Adejumo had in July ordered the office of the Head of Service of the Federation (HOSF), the National Council on Establishments and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to file their reply on the originating summons brought by the claimants.

The claimants: Garba Bello, Babatunde Samuel, Jubril Kadiri, Christiana Owolabi, Chuba Umechukwu and Fatima Ahmed on behalf of members of the association want the court to make an order directing the defendants to implement the federal government White Paper abolishing the dicho-tomy between HND and their B.Sc counterparts and consolidating emoluments in the public sector.

HND holders face discrimination in terms of promotion in organisations. called on the Federal government to put an end to the B.Sc/HND inequality in the country.

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